THE RADIO & TELEVISION NEWS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (RTNA) is a non-profit organization of professional broadcast journalists dedicated to:
Protecting the public’s right-to-know and First Amendment rights of a free press through our advocacy efforts with government;
Facilitating effective and unobtrusive media coverage of important news events through our efforts coordinating pool cameras;
Promoting excellence in local broadcast journalism through our
“Golden Mike Awards®”;
Providing a collegial forum for discussion of relevant issues facing the broadcast news industry through our special events;
Encouraging the development of excellent student journalists through our scholarship program.
Join us in this important work by becoming a member of the RTNA!
BOARD of DIRECTORS 2023
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
790 KABC Radio
KNX News 97.1 FM
PIO City of Pasadena
Fine Satellites and Fiber
PSSI LIVE Strategic TVP
Perceive Communications/Former TSA
Anaheim PD (Retired)
Associate Member Emeritus
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Law Offices of D.L. Zachary
The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA) is a non-profit organization of professional broadcast journalist and advocates dedicated to protecting the public’s right-to-know and First Amendment rights of a free press through our advocacy efforts with government. The RTNA facilitates effective and unobtrusive media coverage of important news events through our efforts to co-ordinate pool cameras at important court cases, live celebrations and sensitive events like law enforcement and military memorials. The RTNA provides a collegial forum for discussion of relevant issues facing the broadcast news industry through special events and encourages the development of excellent student journalists through our scholarship program.
STATE OF MEDIA RELATIONS IN LA
For the first time in the history of the RTNA a survey was sent to reporters, videographers, editors and managers to assess the relationship between the LA Press Corps and the Los Angeles Police and Sheriff's Departments. The results were very interesting and have been used to lobby for change within both agencies.
If you ever experience an issue with access, parking, or unresolved conflict in the field, press the button and let us know about it. The RTNA's Media Access Committee will review your situation and be in touch.
The RTNA produces events year-round that promote the field of journalism. Members of our board volunteer to speak to students and participate in job fairs. The RTNA has created interactive seminars, lectures and mentor programs.
The RTNA also supports those who wish to pursue a career in journalism and communications through its scholarship program.
RTNA Scholarship Information